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Keynote Resources: Serving Our Neighbors Through Our Values

Welcome, attendees of the keynote, Serving Our Neighbors Through Our Values, by Dr. Meagan Pollock. On this page, you will find all of the resources shared (and more!) during the session.

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You can download a PDF handout here.

Action Plan

Suggested Strategy

Not sure where to start? Here’s our recommendation. Try one thing at time!

Learn more about the Inclusive Leadership Development Model and then complete the Inclusive Leadership Reflection Tool with a Strengths-based Growth Continuum. Discuss what you learned with others. 

We recommend starting meetings with ground rules, group norms, shared agreements, guidelines, or as we call it a session pledge, to help facilitate a more equitable and inclusive environment.

Stewardship cultivates an enriching atmosphere, the opposite of gatekeeping behaviors. Everyone can practice stewardship and facilitate belonging for those around them. Learn about stewardship and gatekeeping, and practice using the prompts as a mindset and choice framework.

Explore how cognitive biases (flawed patterns of responses to judgement and decision problems) affect how we work.

Nudging is the process of influencing behavior through small changes in information or adaptations to an environment. We recommend the following our Unbiasing Nudges to unbias how we operate. 

When it comes to improving access, equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice, it can feel like an overwhelming task because it is a complicated and profoundly faceted challenge. In this exercise, consider, where does your will intersect your influence?

Values are a person’s principles or standards of behavior. Values also include one’s judgment of what is important in life. Our list includes examples of where some people may hold strong values. Which five are most important to you, and why? Reflection questions follow.

Giving feedback is a skill; just like any skill, the more you practice, the better you will become! Preparing your feedback helps ensure we prioritize inclusive practices. Use this four-part checklist to craft self-efficacy-boosting feedback that promotes psychological safety and empowers others to reach their potential. 

The way we see and understand the world influences how we interact with others, make decisions, and interpret others’ actions. To be equitable and inclusive leaders, educators, or humans, we must understand how our identities bias our perceptions. In this post, we provide a free downloadable 26-page PDF with definitions and explanations of several social identities (race, gender, socioeconomic status, ability status, and sexuality) and a scaffolded exercise to help you examine your positionality.

Meagan Pollock, PhD

Dr. Meagan Pollock envisions a world where personal and social circumstances are not obstacles to achieving potential, and where kindness, inclusivity, and conservation prevail.

An international speaker, teacher, engineer, and equity leader, her mission is to provide services, tools, and resources that inspire awareness and initiate action.

As an engineer turned educator, Meagan Pollock is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.

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